Memphis/Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 27, 2013
Tennessee residents will soon have access to training in the latest security techniques to defeat “hackers” and other threats to security and privacy thanks to a new associate degree program launching in December at the Bartlett, Madison, Memphis, and Nashville Campuses of National College of Business & Technology. The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity will prepare students for entry-level careers as computer infrastructure and network security administrators, as well as for several related professional certifications.
“This curriculum was developed to meet the emerging needs of businesses and government in a field that is poised for dramatic growth,” said Tom Jackson, institutional director of information technology programs for National College of Business and Technology. “It is the first of several new programs we are developing, and will ultimately provide students an educational pathway from diplomas and certificates through the doctoral level.”
Headlines detailing information security threats – from government-sponsored attacks, nebulous groups like “Anonymous” wreaking havoc, industrial/corporate espionage, identity theft, and cybercrime – point to the growing need for information security specialists. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected faster than average growth – as much as 22% -- in employment opportunities in the field through the end of the decade.
Prospective students seeking more information about the cybersecurity program should contact 888-956-2732, visit the nearest campus location, or send an email to info(at)national-college(dot)edu.
Campus Director Deborah Bowman
5760 Stage Road
Campus Director Mark Liverman
900 Madison Square
Campus Director Van Denney
2576 Thousand Oaks Cove
Campus Director Gary Adcox
1638 Bell Road
For additional information, visit: http://www.national-college.edu/programs/cybersecurity.